2020 Presidential Candidates


As of January 2019, multiple public figures have either declared their run for president or are considering it. The major candidates vary in locations, coming from across the country, and they also vary in their experience and credentials. And as you will see, there’s many women running for 2020. Here’s a summary of the major candidates thus far! 

Donald Trump (R): The current president filed for re-election on January 20th, 2017. 

Pete Buttigieg (D): Buttigieg is the current mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and claims that he brought South Bend to a comeback. He announced his choice to run on January 23rd, 2019. He would also be the first openly gay presidential nominee if he were to be successful in the primary. 

Julian Castro (D): Castro was a former US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and former San Antonio mayor. He announced his decision to form an exploratory committee on January 12th, 2019. Castro would be one of the youngest candidates. 

John Delaney (D): Delaney is a former representative from Maryland, who filed to run on August 10th, 2017. His campaign will be focused on infrastructure, tax reform, and support of immigration. 

Tulsi Gabbard (D): Gabbard is a current representative of Hawaii and a veteran. First elected in 2012, Gabbard works in the House Armed Services Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee. She announced her presidential run on January 11th, 2019. 

Kirsten Gillibrand (D): Gillibrand is the current New York senator. She announced her decision to file for an exploratory committee on January 15th, 2019. She has stated that she would run a campaign emphasizing health care and public education. 

Kamala Harris (D): Harris is the current California senator and first South Asian-American female senator in US history. She announced her run on January 21st, 2019. 

Elizabeth Warren (D): Warren has been a senator since 2012 and would likely run on a progressive platform. She announced her formation of a presidential exploratory committee on December 31st, 2018. 


Ballotpedia Staff. “Presidential Candidates, 2020.” Ballotpedia, 2017, ballotpedia.org/Presidential_candidates,_2020. 

Cummings, William. “Who Is Running for President? Here’s a List of the Candidates Who Have Declared so Far.” USAToday.com, 2019, www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2019/01/27/election-2020-presidential-candidates/2648104002/.